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  • Blast Engineer
    Job Role: Years of Experiance: Location:
    Ref: JB 198206     Date Posted: 2016-06-29
    Blast Engineer (with background as in Mining, Mechanical, Civil Engineer or an experienced Technician)


    Good understanding of the Drill & Blast Management of an open cast operation.
    Responsible for carrying out all departmental functions including short term mine design and scheduling, project analysis, ore control, reconciliation, geotechnical data acquisition, mining engineering systems analysis and design, and preparation of reports.
    Good understanding of how the Drill and Blast operation fits in with the mine planning and sequencing.
    Monitors and interprets signature shots for vibration analysis and develops a controlled blasting program to minimize damage to infrastructure.
    Understands the effects of fragmentation in downstream processes and understand the impacts of pattern/shot design on total drill and blasting costs.
    Understands burden/spacing relationships and their applications in which to optimize total pattern design, explosives and fragmentation with respect to ground conditions.
    Development of Drill & Blast designs.
    Ensuring a safe working environment at all times.
    Developing & initiating continuous improvement projects.
    Ensures that holes are drilled to current plan, to the correct pattern, depth and inclination to achieve the desired blast results.
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